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Innovative chick brooder saves fuel costs

A farmer’s group in Kenya has cut their fuel costs by developing their own chick brooder. It keeps chicks warm by cleverly making use of the heat produced while cooking. Read below how it was developed and how it works.

In our second story, farmers in Burkina Faso are benefiting from caring for their trees in a reforestation project. Read below how an NGO has encouraged farmers to look after their saplings, and increased tree survival rates.

A fishing ban can be bad news for fishers in the short-term. But communities near Lake Albert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have seen a positive long-term effect on fish stocks, and are busy supplying local markets once more.

In our Farm Radio Action section, find out how one of Farm Radio International’s broadcasting partners is raising awareness of women’s health issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Finally, the Farm Radio International team was saddened to hear of the passing of the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Wangari Maathai. We have been reading some of the thousands of online tributes this week. Access some of our favourites at these links:

Green Belt Movement (the organization she founded) http://greenbeltmovement.org/index.php;

National Geographic http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/26/earth-mother-wangari-maathai-dead-at-71/;

Pambazuka News Special Issue http://www.pambazuka.org/en/issue/550

-The Farm Radio Weekly team

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